Round Tables

Round table discussions are characterized by their small-scale, democratic nature. Participants discuss common challenges they face in their positions or industries and learn from one another’s individual approaches. Round table discussions have an outside-in focus and they are geared to the preferences of the organizing partner and the different participants. To ensure interaction, the maximum number of participants is twelve.

Transformation Forums organizes several round table discussions per year, centered on different issues or for different sectors and branches. Listed below are some examples of round table discussion we have organized. If you are interested in participating in one of our round table discussions or if you have an idea for a round table discussion you would like to organize with us, feel free to contact us.

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CFO Round Table

4 July 2019

Theme

The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Workday and Transformation Forums are conducting a joint research this year on: "The Transformation of Finance in the Digital Age". We look at the influence of technological developments on the changing role of Finance within organizations. Does digital technology live up to its promise and is Finance becoming the trusted advisor to the organization of the future? During this round table we will address the following subjects:

-       What does it mean for the organization’s business model if we embrace a data-driven approach?

-       How can more data and more insight be used to support the strategic success of the organization?

-       What is the role of regulation and compliance when looking at the possibilities of a data-driven organization?

-       What competences and skills does Finance need to support a data-driven organization?

Speakers

Frank Verbeeten, Professor of Accounting at the University of Amsterdam

Peter Meijer, Director of Finance Transformation at Deloitte 

Kees Veraart, Finance Director for Germany, Austria & Benelux at Parker Hannifin

De Kruidfabriek - Amstelveen

BNP Supervisory Board Members Round Table

1 July 2019

Theme

The main theme of this round table is: “Digital Transformation: What SB Members Should Know in Order to Help Companies Thrive in the Information Age”. During this SB Member Round Table we will discuss the following themes:

-       What are the key trends in digital transformation and how should executives respond?

-       How is digitalization changing the meaning and purpose of companies?

-       The dynamics between SB Members and the Executive Board and Committee in a thriving digital business transformation journey

-       What capabilities should organizations develop to remain relevant?

Speakers

Tom Voskes, Managing Partner at SparkOptimus

Geert Lippens, CEO & Country Head for the Netherlands at BNP Paribas

Matijn van Went, Managing Director of Corporate Coverage for the Netherlands at BNP Paribas 

Han Kolff, Group CFO of TMF Group

Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonic 

Moderator: Roelof Hemmen, Anchor at BNR Nieuwsradio

Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest

CFO Round Table for Charitable Organizations

16 May 2019

Theme

We live in an era where new technologies are abundant. Organizations have to bridge the gap between the world of systems and technology and the real world. They have to make wise choices with regard to what technology to use for what purpose in order to align these worlds. What is the role of Finance? And how do you engage your people? What are the barriers and what are the opportunities? 

Spreakers

Coen de Vuijst & Coen Degen, Partners at Oliver Wyman Amsterdam

Coraline Panis, CFO of Natuurmonumenten

Red Cross - The Hague

CFO Round Table

9 May 2019

Theme

The University of Amsterdam (UvA), Workday and Transformation Forums are conducting a joint research this year on: "The Transformation of Finance in the Digital Age". We look at the effect of technological developments on the changing role of Finance within organizations. Does digital technology live up to its promise and is Finance becoming the trusted advisor to the organization of the future? During this round table we focus on the following subjects:

-       What is the status of the digital transformation in Finance?

-       What is the future of Finance?

-       How do you ensure that people are at the center of the (digital) strategy?

-       What impact does more data have on the decision-making of companies and the role of finance?

-       How do you accelerate the adaptability of Finance?

Speakers

Erik van der Steen, partner at EY

Lodewijk Lockefeer, Regional Finance Director for Europe at Heineken 

Jan Boekelman, Director of Finance at EBN (moderator)

De Kruidfabriek - Amstelveen

ING Round Table

9 April 2019

Theme

The theme of this event is “Preparing Your Organization for the Future - The Enabling Role of CFOs & SB Members”. In a rapidly changing world, CFOs and fellow board members face the challenge of performing in the short term while simultaneously making fundamental changes to ensure success in the long term.

During this Round Table we will discuss the following themes:

-       How to develop a long-term vision for the company

-       Dynamics between top management, the Supervisory Board and shareholders

-       The specific role of CFOs & SB Members

-       How to deal with strategic dilemmas

-       How to perform in the short term while rebuilding the foundation for the long term

Speakers

Haroon Sheikh, Senior Scientist at WRR

Tjalling Tiemstra, member of the Supervisory Board at various listed and non-listed companies

ING - Amsterdam

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BNP CEO Round Table

22 March 2019

Theme

The theme of the CEO Round Table is: “Preparing Your Organization for the Future”. A diverse group of CEOs from various industries will engage in informed discussion on the theme. How do you prepare for the future in these dynamic times of accelerated change?

Speakers

William de Vijlder, Chief Global Economist at BNP Paribas

Fokke de Jong, CEO of Suitsupply 

Restaurant Zuiver - Utrecht

CEO Round Table Circular Economy

3 September 2018

The main theme of this CEO Round Table is 'Circular Leadership'.

Date & location: 3 September from 16:30 to 21:00 at KPMG, Amstelveen.

Keynote speakers: Ronald Doesburg, General manager Shell Chemicals Europe and Dimitri de Vreeze, Managing Board Member Royal DSM.

In cooperation with RAAD (KPMG).

CFO Summer Session

28 August 2018

The main theme of the CFO Summer Session is 'The paradigm shift to a sharing economy and the impact on traditional companies'.   Date & location: 28 August from 15:30 to 20:30 at KPMG, Amstelveen.

Keynote speaker: Arun Sundararajan, global authority on the way platforms and digital trust are revolutionizing business practices, government, employment and public policy, best-selling author, economist and professor at NYU Stern School of Business.

In cooperation with RAAD (KPMG).

Supervisory Board Member Summer Session

27 August 2018

The main theme of the Supervisory Board Member Summer Session is 'The paradigm shift to a sharing economy and the impact on traditional companies'.

Date & location: 27 August from 15:30 to 20:30 at KPMG, Amstelveen.

Keynote speaker: Arun Sundararajan, global authority on the way platforms and digital trust are revolutionizing business practices, government, employment and public policy, best-selling author, economist and professor at NYU Stern School of Business.

In cooperation with RAAD (KPMG).

Aegon Dialogue Board (Closing session)

25 June 2018

This series of Dialogue Boards is centered around the theme of the financial awareness of the Dutch and the measures that can be taken to increase this awareness. In this closing session we will discuss whether we can convert some of the insights we gained during the first three sessions into concrete actions.

Date and location: 26 June from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Aegon in The Hague.

In collaboration with Aegon.

CFO Round Table

7 June 2018

The CFO Round Table is an annual meeting organized by ING and Transformation Forums in the run-up to the annual CFO & Finance Transformation Forum.

The main theme of the CFO Round Table is 'Taking the Long-Term View on M&A Value Creation'.

Date & location: 7 June from 16:00 to 20:30 at ING, Amsterdam.

Keynote speakers: Jurgen van Breukelen, Chairman (Non-Executive Director) Altice Group and Koos Timmermans, CFO ING Group.

Aegon Dialogue Board (Employees and debts)

29 May 2018

This series of Dialogue Boards is centered around the theme of the financial awareness of the Dutch and the measures that can be taken to increase this awareness and improve communication about financial topics. During this session we will zoom in on the relationship between employers and employees with regard to debt (prevention). What can or should employers do to support employees in their financial choices?

Date and location: 29 May from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Aegon in The Hague.

With a.o. Ingrid de Graaf, Chairman of the Board at Particulier and Member of the Board at Aegon Nederland, “Top Woman of the Year”, José Lazeroms, Member of the Board at UWV, Olaf Simonse, Head of the Program Office at Money Wise.

In collaboration with Aegon.

Aegon Dialogue Board (The Dutch and debts)

27 March 2018

This series of Dialogue Boards is centered around the theme of the financial awareness of the Dutch and the measures that can be taken to increase this awareness and improve communication about financial topics. The second session will incorporate input from the first session to focus on people with debts, in particular on how people get into debt. With that question in mind we will look at possible ways to prevent debt.

Date and location: 27 March from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Aegon in The Hague.

With a.o. Ingrid de Graaf, Chairman of the Board at Particulier and Member of the Board at Aegon Nederland, “Top Woman of the Year”, Caroline Princen (Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Ordina), Gerjoke Wilmink, Director at Nibud.

Moderator: Farid Tabarki, Founder of Studio Zeitgeist

In collaboration with Aegon.

Aegon Dialogue Board (Financial awareness)

29 January 2018

This series of Dialogue Boards is centered around the theme of the financial awareness of the Dutch and the measures that can be taken to increase this awareness and improve communication about financial topics. In the first session we looked at possible ways to create more awareness about financial self-sufficiency among the Dutch, and whether there is more work to be done in this regard when focusing on women.

Date and location: 29 January from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.at Aegon in The Hague.

With a.o. Ingrid de Graaf, Chairman of the Board at Particulier and Member of the Board at Aegon Nederland, “Top Woman of the Year”, Caroline Princen (Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Ordina), Gerjoke Wilmink, Director at Nibud.

Moderator: Sandra Phlippen, Economics Editor at AD

In collaboration with Aegon.

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